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How to reset # day service message


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I own a 2005 987 boxster with 8500 miles on the clock. I resently start to see a masage on the center cluster; that I need to take the car in for service in # of days.

Did anybody here know how to reset this masage? I don't what to take the car into the dealer for an 8500 miles service.

The mesage is a little anoying because it pop up at any time:cursing:

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The message can only reset with the PIWIS or similar tool, but an OPC is able to delete the message in the cars program with the PIWIS, if you wish.

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The message can only reset with the PIWIS or similar tool, but an OPC is able to delete the message in the cars program with the PIWIS, if you wish.

I know the PIWIS is the dealer reset tool; But what OPC stand for.

Can you be a little more specific on how to delete the message with an OPC?

Thanks in advance.

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The service intervals are 20k miles or 2 YEARS - i suspect you are coming up to the latter, although the date in the ecu might be its build date and not its date of delivery. Contact your dealership and get a service booked, if the oils been in 2 years it needs changing

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The service intervals are 20k miles or 2 YEARS - i suspect you are coming up to the latter, although the date in the ecu might be its build date and not its date of delivery. Contact your dealership and get a service booked, if the oils been in 2 years it needs changing

I have an 05 boxster that's at the 2yr point with 11k miles.

I had the oil changed 2 months ago at the dealer for $285 whopping dollars, and my service light is now on. The dealer said i am due for tire balance: $225, alignment: $285, and brake fluid change $325 or somehting like that...

Do you guys think this is a total waste of time for a car with 11k miles? It drives straight, stops well, and wheels don't wobble...hehe.

I will still have to get the message reset, but let me know what you all think.

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The service intervals are 20k miles or 2 YEARS - i suspect you are coming up to the latter, although the date in the ecu might be its build date and not its date of delivery. Contact your dealership and get a service booked, if the oils been in 2 years it needs changing

I have an 05 boxster that's at the 2yr point with 11k miles.

I had the oil changed 2 months ago at the dealer for $285 whopping dollars, and my service light is now on. The dealer said i am due for tire balance: $225, alignment: $285, and brake fluid change $325 or somehting like that...

Do you guys think this is a total waste of time for a car with 11k miles? It drives straight, stops well, and wheels don't wobble...hehe.

I will still have to get the message reset, but let me know what you all think.

I can't comment on the other items (my 07 Box is my first Porsche), but the brake fluid does need to be changed every 2 yrs regardless of mileage. The brake fluid resevoir also handles the clutch.

Regards,

paul...

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My service message is also showing on my 2005 987. I called the dealer and an independant shop and they both told me that I'm due for the 15K service. The dealer wanted $600+ for it, and the shop quoted me about $475. They both told me that all it entails is an oil change, cabin air filter, and a list of things to "check". Unreal how much this costs.

Neither mentioned the brake fluid or alignment/balancing. That sounds suspicious to me, why align a car that doesn't need it?

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Whopping dollars - you are having a laugh !

UK minor service £356 ($712)

UK brake fluid change £117 ($234)

UK alignment £180 ($360)

Optional yearly air con clean £50 ($100)

Air con leak check and regas £280 ($560)

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